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June 27, 2007 7:43 AM   Subscribe

Is there any way to import OpenWiki data to MediaWiki other than manually? I'd hate to have to do it by hand.
posted by jopreacher to Technology (2 answers total)
If you have a script monkey on staff this should be a one or two banana problem to do 90% of the work. But if you want off the shelf tools you might have a hard time. There are dozens (hundreds?) of wikis available so writing even a moderately useful converter could take a great deal of effort.

I don't think there should be a formal standard for wiki markup but there needs to be a standard XML import/export format. Until that happens we are sort of stuck with a clumsy vendor lock-in.
posted by chairface at 10:16 AM on June 27, 2007

Does OpenWiki have a SQL backend? If so then yeah you're probably looking at some SQL script wrangling to move from one set of tables to another.

Say goodbye to your change history though.
posted by pivotal at 8:53 PM on June 27, 2007

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